It looks like I needed the more flexible schedule than anyone this week! With Memorial Day traveling and busy getting ready for BEA Blogger Con/Uncon (I’m planning on attending both) and BEA, it’s been a crazy week! I have also not read much poetry this month. You see, when I’m really enjoying novels, I don’t always reach for the poetry and I’ve read some really great novels lately. I think I’ll just ramble about poetry, how does that sound?
I also write poetry. I used to write it a lot more, but I haven’t written much of anything since leaving college, except for blog posts. I have a plan to change this, but one thing I did to motivate myself was I sent one of my college poems to a literary magazine.
It was rejected.
But it was such a nice rejection letter! Really! They said it was a “close contender” and they even pulled out a line that they really liked. If you tell me that they say this to everyone, I will put my fingers in my ears and sing “lalalalala” until you are done. I’m really glad I sent it in. Something about the rejection letter has been motivating. I’ve thought about printing it out and pinning it up on my desk. It feels like the start of something.
So what has your poetry focus been this month? Writing, reading, exploring? Share it with us in the Mr. Linky! I’ll do a round up of all the posts for Friday.